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cathouse made of a carton box and tute for making roof tiles.
i had got some time ago a carton house, it's a box you can get for free when you will move to an other house filled with some smart handy tools to use and with a lot of advertising folders.
My sis and i loved the shape of the box, it looks of a house, and we thought it's a dollhouse for free to make of it.
but i had stand it here in my kitschen for a half year and didn't do anything with it.
but because i will move i thought okay or you make a cathouse because the cats of mine had destructed the old one and they till loved it to play in and outside in it or you will trow it away.
so i made this one, and suddenly i thought why don't i make it more dutch and kitschy.
so it became tulips and a wood stustructure on the outside.LOL

and a little button of Kikker, i was a look a like of the labels you glue outside to show others that you have orderd or give some money for some goal.
And i'm a big fan of Kikker, Kikker is a childbook it's a story of a frog with other animals that has some adventures .;-D
And when you don't make the throughs and the tiles it cost you less hours, but be creative and have a lot of crafting fun, my cats love their new playhouse;-D
the drawer was look a like of Kikker. so i loved it more and more.LOL
i'm using some products with Kikker drawings on it and safed the boxes of his pictures;-D
So the Kikker picture is a really dutch design as well.LOL
uhmmm later on i thought i must be more kitschy so it became curtains as well.
hope you like it, my cats love their new house.;-D

the time is without drying time!!! and you can always use other plants and flowers;-D
but some cat are eat and swew on plastic so make sure that they are cat safe;-D!!!!
i had made it from scraps i had in my house so it didn't cost me anything only some creativity

Update
the measurings:
34 cm in the length from front till back. or 13.5"
36 cm high. till the top of the roof. or more then 14"
25 cm width. or 10"

Posted by Jet H. from Haarlem, North Holland, The Netherlands • Published See Jet H.'s 107 projects »
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  • How to make a pet accessory. Typical Dutch Kitschy Cartboard Box Cathouse - Step 1
    Step 1

    i cleaned the inside first of the cardboard box.
    and glued all the lose end of it. so he became a strong shaped carboard box house again;-D

    I've you haven't such a box you can make the roof shape your self. I've you want some directions let me know i will give you suport;-D
    Just aske me;-D

  • How to make a pet accessory. Typical Dutch Kitschy Cartboard Box Cathouse - Step 2
    Step 2

    on a piece of paper you design the windows or use mine;-D

  • How to make a pet accessory. Typical Dutch Kitschy Cartboard Box Cathouse - Step 3
    Step 3

    make of scraps of carton the windows, i thought it would be more fun to lifted the windows more up, so i made only the outside line twice
    so you have a front window with the seperatly window shapes and the outside lines. Make both parts for all the windows you will have in the boxs.
    i had 4 of these window designed and a smaller one for the backside and a door for the frontside a door.

  • How to make a pet accessory. Typical Dutch Kitschy Cartboard Box Cathouse - Step 4
    Step 4

    lay the only outline carton of the windows on flank of the box and decide what you like as a pretty design.

  • How to make a pet accessory. Typical Dutch Kitschy Cartboard Box Cathouse - Step 5
    Step 5

    lay the only outline carton of the windows on flank of the box and decide what you like as a pretty design.

  • How to make a pet accessory. Typical Dutch Kitschy Cartboard Box Cathouse - Step 6
    Step 6

    cut te windows shapes out of the box.

  • How to make a pet accessory. Typical Dutch Kitschy Cartboard Box Cathouse - Step 7
    Step 7

    cut all t he other shapes ,( the door and the little window on the backside) too which you have designed too and have cut allready out of carton;-D

  • How to make a pet accessory. Typical Dutch Kitschy Cartboard Box Cathouse - Step 8
    Step 8

    with tape and white glue or wooden glue glue the outside upleveling windows on the cut out shaped windows and use some tape for a little drie time and to to make the carton cutline some neat as well;-D

  • How to make a pet accessory. Typical Dutch Kitschy Cartboard Box Cathouse - Step 9
    Step 9

    glue the real window fronts on them and tape them too.

  • How to make a pet accessory. Typical Dutch Kitschy Cartboard Box Cathouse - Step 10
    Step 10

    glue the backside window on the house, follow the same steps.

  • How to make a pet accessory. Typical Dutch Kitschy Cartboard Box Cathouse - Step 11
    Step 11

    glue the upleveling door shape on the front of the house.

  • How to make a pet accessory. Typical Dutch Kitschy Cartboard Box Cathouse - Step 12
    Step 12

    glue the front door on the upleveling on the frontside.

  • How to make a pet accessory. Typical Dutch Kitschy Cartboard Box Cathouse - Step 13
    Step 13

    glue the door hendle and the mail box on the door.

  • How to make a pet accessory. Typical Dutch Kitschy Cartboard Box Cathouse - Step 14
    Step 14

    make some plant troughs for the outside in front of the windows.

  • How to make a pet accessory. Typical Dutch Kitschy Cartboard Box Cathouse - Step 15
    Step 15

    glue the plant trough before the windows and with stips of old used paper glue with with glue or wood glue on the whole house a layer to make your house cat prove.LOL
    and add glue one or two layers on the outside to make the surface smooth and ready for painting.

  • How to make a pet accessory. Typical Dutch Kitschy Cartboard Box Cathouse - Step 16
    Step 16

    how to make rooftiles
    gather all your toilet paper tubes together.

  • How to make a pet accessory. Typical Dutch Kitschy Cartboard Box Cathouse - Step 17
    Step 17

    cut the tube in the middle so you become two parts.

  • How to make a pet accessory. Typical Dutch Kitschy Cartboard Box Cathouse - Step 18
    Step 18

    cut those parts in the middle too, like the pict show you.

  • How to make a pet accessory. Typical Dutch Kitschy Cartboard Box Cathouse - Step 19
    Step 19

    those little shapes you now have made must you make like the picture shows you on both sides tapered.

  • How to make a pet accessory. Typical Dutch Kitschy Cartboard Box Cathouse - Step 20
    Step 20

    on the broad side of the tile you must cut the edges in a round shape . Now your have made your first tile. Yeaaaah.LOL

  • How to make a pet accessory. Typical Dutch Kitschy Cartboard Box Cathouse - Step 21
    Step 21

    start with gluing the tiles on the roof beneath the front edge side of the roof like the pict showing you! so you glue the tile half above over the first glued one.

  • How to make a pet accessory. Typical Dutch Kitschy Cartboard Box Cathouse - Step 22
    Step 22

    Glue all the tiles to the edge sides of the roof and do this too with the back side of the roof.

  • How to make a pet accessory. Typical Dutch Kitschy Cartboard Box Cathouse - Step 23
    Step 23

    now you glue the tile on one of the sides of the roof.

  • How to make a pet accessory. Typical Dutch Kitschy Cartboard Box Cathouse - Step 24
    Step 24

    glue all the tiles on the same way too on the other side of the roof and start with the pawl of the roof start on the front with your first tile like you did with the front edge sides of the roof, and go on to the last one at the end.

  • How to make a pet accessory. Typical Dutch Kitschy Cartboard Box Cathouse - Step 25
    Step 25

    i did it wrong with the painting. i first painted the whole house without the roof, so i had a lot of painting to do when the roofpaint dripped on the allready coloured walls of the outside.
    don't do like me.
    be smart i suppose you are.LOL
    start with painting the roof, i used acrylic paint for doors and windows, to make the cathouse more resisted to wet .;-D
    you don't have to do that
    Let this dry maby you must add an other layer as well, and let this dry too.
    then you can make some outlines with a marker in a darker colour.
    paint the rest of the house withe or i've you like an other colour and give the windows a colour too.
    let it dry too.

  • How to make a pet accessory. Typical Dutch Kitschy Cartboard Box Cathouse - Step 26
    Step 26

    i liked it to give the cathouse a wooden outside look like the houses in our Zaanse envirment has,
    so i picked up my marker and started to draw on the ouside of the walls and the door to drwaw lines and nails and srews on it.

  • How to make a pet accessory. Typical Dutch Kitschy Cartboard Box Cathouse - Step 27
    Step 27

    when you have add some plant troughs like i did in front of the windows , we must started with the filling of them.
    cut of some scraps of polysterene packages plates the filling for your troughts and glued them in the inside .

  • How to make a pet accessory. Typical Dutch Kitschy Cartboard Box Cathouse - Step 28
    Step 28

    i had those little fake plastic kitschy tulips , and because i must cleaning my materials up for my big move i thought i will be nice and fun to use them for the filling.
    i've you hae other flowers of plastic or must make them of paper of plastic you can do that, be creative.;-D
    Gather all the flowers you have together and devide them in 4 parts.

  • How to make a pet accessory. Typical Dutch Kitschy Cartboard Box Cathouse - Step 29
    Step 29

    Glue the tulips in the plant troughts with a glue hot gun and look i've the troughts got some extra colours paint and add i've you like that to them.
    let it dry.

  • How to make a pet accessory. Typical Dutch Kitschy Cartboard Box Cathouse - Step 30
    Step 30

    almost done, i thought hummm i prefer some lace curtains as well like dutch people uses often.
    you can do this too.
    cut from some scraps of lace or netting fabric , i had some fake plastic lace crochet fabric with i used.
    cut all the parts you need for your windows.

  • How to make a pet accessory. Typical Dutch Kitschy Cartboard Box Cathouse - Step 31
    Step 31

    glue the lace or netting curtains in front of the windows in the inside , i used my glue hot gun for that. but be warned it's tricky and i'm sure you will burn your fingers i've you don't use the steel of a large brush.

  • How to make a pet accessory. Typical Dutch Kitschy Cartboard Box Cathouse - Step 32
    Step 32

    glue the lace or netting curtains in front of the windows in the inside , i used my glue hot gun for that. but be warned it's tricky and i'm sure you will burn your fingers i've you don't use the steel of a large brush.

  • How to make a pet accessory. Typical Dutch Kitschy Cartboard Box Cathouse - Step 33
    Step 33

    and i added a little picture of a dutch designer of a children book i very admire like they are the signs for people that come with some special goals for gifts ad the door and when you glue the little sticker in front of the doorpilar they know that an other person was here before.
    and i made a cushion for them too.
    they like their new play house a lot.
    hope you like it too.
    much fun with making one for your sweetie;-D

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Gabrielle
Gabrielle · 7 projects
another great tutorial, i'm definitely going to make one
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aluciana
aluciana · Kostenets, Sofia Province, BG
Mmmm... a feast for my eyes...
You know I'm going to make one of these for my dolls, don't you? lol
My favourite part is the roof-tiles made from toilet paper rolls.
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Blue Teapot
Blue Teapot · Clonmel, Tipperary, IE
I will have to make one of these for my chihuahua Tongue
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LollyLabbit
LollyLabbit · Seoul, KR · 76 projects
that is adorable!! i can see you put a lot of effor into it!
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Clarisa ^^
Clarisa ^^ · Cebu City, Central Visayas, PH · 2 projects
I'll make this one, i thought it would be hard! Wow when i read it so easy, but i admit its a little bit hard to get other materials, I need to wait for the toilet tissue to be empty, but still GOOD WORK! THANKS!
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Sarah :D
Sarah :D · La Cañada Flintridge, California, US · 20 projects
Thats cool! I have a girl guide cookie case that looks similar.
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PJ
PJ · Avondale, Arizona, US · 96 projects
this is just to adorable..I like the roof tiles, had no idea how they were going to be made, surprise..It looks so tiny..but your cats get in it..??Great JOb..Love it
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Sheila Squirrel
Sheila Squirrel
Purr-fect for your furry ladies. Hope Wolfje & Muis like it Happy
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